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Heart Disease clinical trials at UCSD

7 in progress, 3 open to eligible people

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  • Coronary Computed Tomography Study to Assess the Effect of Inclisiran in Addition to Maximally Tolerated Statin Therapy on Atherosclerotic Plaque Progression in Participants With a Diagnosis of Non-obstructive Coronary Artery Disease Without Previous Cardiovascular Events

    open to eligible people ages 18-80

    CKJX839D12303 is a research study to determine if the study treatment, called inclisiran, in comparison to placebo taken in addition to statin medication can effectively reduce the total amount of plaque formed in the heart's vessels as measured by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) from baseline to month 24. This study is being conducted in eligible participants with a diagnosis of non-obstructive coronary artery disease (NOCAD), where the coronary arteries are blocked less than 50%, and with no previous cardiovascular events.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Time Restricted Eating on Patients With Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Undergoing Cardiac Rehabilitation

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    The purpose of this study is to see if reducing the number of hours during which one eats each day will help reduce levels of LDL cholesterol and improve other markers of metabolic and cardiovascular health (i.e. blood sugar levels and blood pressure). The study also aims to assess changes in exercise capacity and trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) levels in response to Time Restricted Eating (TRE) and Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation (ICR) versus ICR alone. TMAO is a metabolite, or a substance, produced during digestion and metabolism. Preliminary data illustrates a correlation between high levels of TMAO and higher risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality. We will also be looking at participants' long-term cardiovascular health status after they complete the ICR program.

    La Jolla, California

  • Impella®-Supported PCI in High-Risk Patients With Complex Coronary Artery Disease and Reduced Left Ventricular Function

    open to eligible people ages 18-90

    The purpose of this study is to assess if using the Impella® CP (or Impella® 2.5) device during high-risk PCI in patients with reduced left-sided heart function will result in an improvement in symptoms, heart function and health after a heart procedure compared to the current standard of care.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Gadopiclenol for Evaluation of Adult Congenital Heart Anatomy and Hemodynamics

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The goal of this clinical trial is to learn how well and at what doses gadopiclenol, a new intravenous (IV) contrast agent used for MRI, works to produce high-quality MRI images of the heart, in patients with a history of congenital heart disease, when compared to gadobenate dimeglumine, the IV contrast agent that is normally used at our institution for heart (cardiac) MRI. The main questions it aims to answer are: - Does using gadopiclenol result in similar or superior image quality, similar signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and similar flow measurements with 4-dimensional (4D) flow cardiac MRI when compared to gadobenate dimeglumine? - At what dose(s) does gadopiclenol result in similar image quality (using the above metrics) for cardiac MRI when compared to gadobenate dimeglumine? Researchers will compare cardiac MRI images obtained after administration of gadopiclenol to cardiac MRI images obtained after administration of gadobenate dimeglumine (called the standard of care treatment) to see if the images are of similar or superior quality. Participants will: - Be randomized to receive either gadopiclenol at one of three different doses or gadobenate dimeglumine before their congenital heart cardiac MRI - Undergo their congenital heart cardiac MRI as they would during the course of normal clinical care.

    San Diego, California

  • Treatment Strategies for Severe CaLcIfic Coronary Arteries: Orbital Atherectomy vs. Conventional Angioplasty Technique Prior to Implantation of Drug-Eluting StEnts: The ECLIPSE Trial

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This trial will evaluate Orbital Atherectomy compared to conventional balloon angioplasty technique for the treatment of severely calcified lesions prior to implantation of drug-eluting stents (DES).

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • TReatment of Pulmonary Hypertension Group II Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The objective of this study is to assess the safety and initial effectiveness of the TIVUS™ System when used for pulmonary artery denervation in group II PH patients through change in clinical parameters including hemodynamics, exercise tolerance, and quality of life. This is a prospective, multi-center, non-randomized, open-label clinical trail. The study will be conducted in up to 3 centers and will recruit up to 15 patients diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension due to left heart disease that demonstrate combined pre and post capillary involvement with PVR>3 wood units.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Novel Non-Invasive Automated Fractional Flow Reserve Software System in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This retrospective study will evaluate the coronary angiograms of approximately 100 patients who have undergone invasive angiography and fractional flow reserve (FFR). DICOM files of the angiograms will be analyzed on a secure computer within the cardiac catheterization laboratory using the AutocathFFR software to assess if invasive FFR measurements and automated computer analysis of FFR measurements correlate. AutocathFFR measurement per lesion will be compared to the gold standard, invasive FFR value, where an FFR ≤ 0.80 will be considered "positive", while an FFR > 0.8 will be considered "negative". The AutocathFFR value will be compared to the invasive FFR measurements. The sensitivity and specificity of the AutocathFFR will be calculated, as well as the AutocathFFR accuracy, positive predictive value and negative predictive value per lesion. Device success will be calculated as the ratio of completed versus initiated AutocathFFR index calculations. Usability of the AutocathFFR software will be evaluated using dedicated questionnaires to be completed by the user (cardiologists).

    La Jolla, California

Our lead scientists for Heart Disease research studies include .

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